Paynetown State Recreation Area

  • Monroe Lake
  • Off Highway 446
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9546

This state operated recreational area on the northeast side of Monroe Lake offers electric and non-electric camping, a beach, boat rental service, a marina with gas sales and a camp store. The DNR-staffed Interpretive Center is located near the park entrance. Entrance fee or state park pass required.

Monroe Lake is also known locally as Lake Monroe and Monroe Reservoir.

Solar Eclipse Viewing!

  • August 21, 2017
  • (812) 837-9967

IMPORTANT: This program will be cancelled in the event of completely overcast/stormy skies. However, if the sky is only partly cloudy, the program will go on as scheduled – our view of the sun may just be blocked for periods of time until the clouds move. We haven’t had a... Learn more